- The Bose Sound Sports In-Ear Headphones has a sporty and sleek design
- Water and sweat resistant
- The sound is well balanced
- Comes in five colors
- Specialized StayHear tips conform to a variety of ear shapes
- Remote for calls and music on Apple devices
- An Android version of these Bose earphones is also available
- The price is high
- The bass can be weak
- Let’s in sound, so not suitable for noisy places
What are the Bose Sound in-ear headphones?
These sporty headphones are manufactured by Bose and are aimed at athletics and gym enthusiasts. The main unique selling points are being sweated resistant, blocking outside noise, and not falling out when the user is exerting lots of movement.
In this review, we shall look at how this model compares with the other best headphone reviews.
With a sleek and athletic appearance, these headphones come in five different color choices – the most popular being a muted cerulean blue and black.
The ear tips are a rounded C-shape, while the cord is blue and black ribboned and features an inline remote, allowing the user to control volume, pause music, answer calls, and a multifunction option.
The buds are water-resistant and sweat-resistant
The tips come in three sizes; small, medium and large.
After testing the large, I found that the buds didn’t fully seal the ear canal, so outside sound was still able to come through.
However, by using the SoundSport it did an impressive job of blocking the outside music and majority of machines in the gym.
Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones – two models available
One is suited for iOS and the other for Android models – both models are the same price, but you will need to ensure that you are buying the right compatible headphones.
These ear buds create an amazing sound which fits all genres of music, from whether it’s the sound of twangy guitars to the vocals of upbeat singing.
However, when it came to tracks featuring heavy bass, like ‘Scott Brown’, the sound came across weak – even with adjusting to higher volumes.
So if you are a fan of the dark drum n’ bass tunes, then you may be disappointed with the overall performance.
The headphones come in the form of silicone tips with C-shaped wings, which is designed to fit securely in your ear without the compromise from movements.
But where the arms are connected to the tip, unlike the other models, this gives you less flexibility and fit options – unlike earphones like the In-ear Wired sports SMS Audio headphones.
Overall, when testing this product, they never fell out while working out or taking a jog on a windy day, and they felt super light on my ears – making it very comfortable and practical wearing during physical activities.
Should I buy the Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones?
Looking at all the pro’s and con’s, these headphones to rank over-average on comfort and performance, however, the price does come across expensive for what you get – considering there are lots better out there.
When I used them in the gym, they didn’t fall out once (through exercising vigorously for 2 hours) and they were indeed super light and comfortable.
There’s no doubt that if you do love your pop music or guitar riffs, then you shouldn’t have a problem, however, unfortunately, if you do have a taste for more bass then one will be disappointed (especially if you’ve paid the full retail price).
For me, the large size ear buds fitted perfectly even if some background noise could still be heard. Although peoples’ ear shapes can be vastly different, and for some these may not be comfortable at all.
The In-Ear wired sport – SMS Audio headphones
In comparison, these are much favored over Bose, mainly because the headphones offer separate wings and tips, which gives a lot more suitable options for the listener.
These also better performed with bass music, and was much better in blocking unwanted exterior noise.
Monster Adidas Sports Adistar In-Ear Wireless Headphones
If you are fed up of getting caught up in cables, or having to untwist them all the time, then these headphones are Bluetooth wireless, and also offer a secure and comfortable fit to your ears.
The Bluetooth makes some decent sound and is very easily sustainable to high physical activities.
The Jaybird X2
This design has plenty of good reviews on being sweat-proof, and offering a comfortable ear design.
If you think you may have trouble with getting on with Bose’s ear fitting design, then this model gives higher flexibility.
The Urbanears Hellas
These are suitable for active lifestyles and everyday wear, while also offering:
- Bluetooth headphone.
- Sweat and Water-proof.
- Earpads are washable.
These also scored high in very bassy sounds and being wireless meant extra comfort for rapid movement.
Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Although expensive, these headphones give crystal clear sounds, while offering a very secure fit and being very comfortable to the user. Also sweat-resistant and water-resistant, this product is the high-end of sporty earphones.
These are just some of the favorite sport in-ear headphones for 2016, however, being a highly competitive market, the different headphones available are abundant.
To round off the review, even though we have touched on some negative issues, for some these may not even be a problem at all.
If you are lucky enough to have well-shaped ears, with no fuss on bass music and don’t mind spending above average on the market price – then you will get along with Bose.
They make very comfortable wearing, and if using with your Apple phone, then it’s very useful for intercepting phone calls without the need of taking them out.
The appearance must also take a lot of credit as the sleek design and beautiful smooth surface make them very visually pleasing.
Before buying any products, ensure that you always research competing models beforehand. Also, check the manufacturer website, social media platform and other online presence.
This will give you both the reputation of the earphones, but also plentiful of comments, reviews and overall thoughts of the product – this will help to give you the right expectation.
Enjoy browsing through all the different models available, as working out to your songs will strongly motivate you and make the exercises a lot more pleasurable.